Wairakei Accommodations

Accommodations in Wairakei

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The SpaceYou can rent a room for $40 pp in " The Fat Pigeon"( a three bedroom self contained flat on the ground floor of our house. We live upstairs.) .There are two double rooms & the third room has 3 single beds. You can also rent the whole flat. Price on application. Great for a family or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We have a trampoline & some books & Lego to keep them happy. The flat has its own kitchen, bathroom, toilet, lounge & dining area. It also has a BBQ & outdoor eating area. There is wireless internet, TV & selection of DVDs. We have many mountain bikers stay with us & use the famous Redwood Forest tracks. We have room for you to store your own bikes on our property. are no shops in this area, so you will need to bring all your own food & beverages including breakfast food, tea and coffee. At times, we will be away, but this can be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded key box etc. We use grid connected solar power for our electricity and try to live as sustainably as possible with recycling, composting facilities & even have a solar oven guests can use. There is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. You will notice that The Fat Pigeon is advertised twice. This is because with Airbnb we need to advertise separately for the amount of rooms. On occasions we go away & rent out the top & bottom. This is a separate listing under "The Fat Pigeon Homestead" We have a covered luxury pontoon boat that we use to explore the lake & guests particularly enjoy the trip to hotwater beach & a secluded hot pool only accessible by boat or a 3 to 4 hr wolk. We give a big discount to guests for a 2 & 1/2 hr trip Need at least 2 people or a $100 minimum. We can also take you rock jumping & swimming from the boat for a small fee eg $10. Can include a meal on the boat too. Around this area you can swim, fish or hike. Bikes & kayaks for guests to use. Awake to bird song. This is a renowned area for native birds. The fat pigeons are the big, native pigeons which are becoming threatened in N.Z. However Lake Tarawera has an abundance of them. The Fat Pigeon is a great base to explore the lakes & Rotorua. Guest AccessSometimes we are away so this is set up to be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded box. Just go in & make yourselves at home. There is your own private access to the flat. There is a kitchen, lounge area with TV & DVDs, & outdoor eating area with a BBQ. Share laundry with us. Many lines to hang out your washing. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually here when guests stay & enjoy meeting them, but occasionally are off travelling & using Airbnb ourselves or are out on the boat or in town. However it is set up to be an independent stay and we dont need to be around. Just go in & make yourselves at home. This way it gives both us & you freedom to come & go as you please. We often have woofers staying with us; travellers who do 4 hours work for food & accommodation as a cultural exchange. The NeighborhoodA quiet, safe area in a close knit neighbourhood. Experience lake activities, hiking, biking, kayaking. The Fat Pigeon will particularly suit people who are interested in living sustainably & are interested in the natural beauty of the area. Lake Tarawera is a beautiful fresh water lake 25 mins from the centre of Rotorua. Beautiful, native forest surrounds this pristine lake with Mt Tarawera, an extinct volcano, providing a dramatic backdrop. The lake is beautiful to swim in in summer & we are right across the road from a lovely sandy beach. Getting AroundThere is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Other Things to NoteWhen driving here, don't just rely on your GPS as some people have problems with it. GPS usually gets you to the start of Spencer Road & often no further. Keep going right along Spencer Rd until you come to 444 Spencer Rd. It is about 10 minutes past the Buried Village & we have a sign saying "The Fat Pigeon" etc on the roadside.
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The SpaceNestled in the Oruanui Valley amid picturesque countryside, Minarapa Lodge is ideally located for an easy drive to many local attractions. Minarapa Lodge is a family orientated experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our home! Our family comprises of Shaun and Pep, our three young daughters and our menagarie of pets, including dogs, cat, chickens, guinea pig, minilop rabbit, piglets, suffolk sheep and cattle. Many other animals choose to inhabit the lodge too. Including pukeko, quail, tui, lorikeets and pheasants. Shaun is a fully qualified chef and together with Pep they successfully ran a top Taupo restaurant before selling it to start a family. For an extra fee, Shaun would love to prepare a 3 course dinner for you – using fresh and seasonal produce with top quality ingredients. Guest AccessOur spacious country home offers peace and character aplenty. While you are staying with us, we would love you to do whatever takes your fancy – play tennis, stroll around the grounds, engage in a game of ‘Klop’, or relax in our luxurious outdoor spa pool beneath the trees and soak away the busy day! Breakfast - Your choice of cooked and/or continental, prepared by Shaun who is a fully qualified chef. Continental includes fresh or preserved fruit, a tasty selection of cereals, pastries, delicious yoghurt, toast, fruit juice and tea or coffee. A hearty cooked breakfast may include crisp bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, tomatoes, eggs anyway you like. Gather round the dining table or relax al fresco on the spacious covered patio overlooking the garden. Downstairs Guest Lounge/Billiard Room – This large downstairs room features a full-sized billiard table, fooseball table and dartboard. Try a game of billiards, snooker or pool, relax on the couch, select a book from the extensive collection or maybe enjoy a game of cards or scrabble!
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The Space Nestled in the Oruanui Valley amid picturesque countryside, Minarapa Lodge is ideally located for an easy drive to many local attractions. 15 minutes to Taupo township Minarapa Lodge is a family orientated experience. We look forward to welcoming you to our home! Our family comprises of Shaun and Pep, our three young daughters and our menagarie of pets, including dogs, cat, chickens, guinea pig, minilop rabbit, piglets, suffolk sheep and cattle. Many other animals choose to inhabit the lodge too. Including pukeko, quail, tui, lorikeets and pheasants. Shaun is a fully qualified chef and together with Pep they successfully ran a top Taupo restaurant before selling it to start a family. For an extra fee, Shaun would love to prepare a 3 course dinner for you – using fresh and seasonal produce with top quality ingredients. Guest AccessOur spacious country home offers peace and character aplenty. While you are staying with us, we would love you to do whatever takes your fancy – play tennis, stroll around the grounds, engage in a game of ‘Klop’, or relax in our luxurious outdoor spa pool beneath the trees and soak away the busy day! Breakfast - Your choice of cooked and/or continental, prepared by Shaun who is a fully qualified chef. Continental includes fresh or preserved fruit, a tasty selection of cereals, pastries, delicious yoghurt, toast, fruit juice and tea or coffee. A hearty cooked breakfast may include crisp bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, tomatoes, eggs anyway you like. Gather round the dining table or relax al fresco on the spacious covered patio overlooking the garden. Downstairs Guest Lounge/Billiard Room – This large downstairs room features a full-sized billiard table, fooseball table and dartboard. Try a game of billiards, snooker or pool, relax on the couch, select a book from the extensive collection or maybe enjoy a game of cards or scrabble!
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceSoak up breath taking views of this tranquil lake from your deck chair. This modern, self contained accommodation is ideally suited for a couple on their honey moon or for those couples who want a romantic getaway to unwind. The main two-room accommodation is a comfortable double bedroom with a roomy, clean, fresh ensuite. There is another large room for living/ eating/ watching TV, with a pull out couch and kitchenette. This room has excellent views over the garden, lake and mountains. (Bird watching from the windows is a popular pass time) The second bedroom - Lake View Room- is an additional sleep-out space for families or friends travelling together. It has two single beds and is separate from the main accommodation, just across the outdoor deck. The Lake View Room has the best view in the house, but no ensuite. If you would like to book this room, ensure you book for 3 (or 4) people. Alternatively, you can use the pull out couch in the lounge for a second bed - no extra charge- if you are 2 people needing a separate bed. Please let us know when booking, so that we can turn the couch into a bed, ready for your arrival. (Parents: Sorry, we don't take babies or very young children. We have tried and it is just not a good fit from both perspectives). Relax right on the lake edge. Stay as a BnB or a retreat and take advantage of Carol's Skills and book a relaxing massage or nourishing facial. Pick from your own vege garden beside the deck at your front door - fresh summer produce and culinary herbs. Ask Carol for a tour of her organic garden and working medicinal herb garden. In summer watch as Carol distills essential oils from the plants she grows, in order to make natural, fresh skin care products. Extra catering is available - a cooked breakfast and a home cooked evening meal, using our fresh garden produce. (After a tiring day spent driving to Rotorua, ordering an evening meal for your arrival lets you relax and feel looked after). Rotorua is a key tourist town, with an amazing number of options for all ages, interests and fitness levels. We are happy to advise on how best to use your time. New Zealanders are friendly, welcoming and well-travelled. You will not be disappointed if you allocated a week here as a base to see the North Island. (Yes, we have a weekly rate). At Careem BnB we are 15 minutes drive from the central city, so there is no characteristic sulphur smell. Just clean air, native trees and swans gliding through the lake. 2 kayaks are available for your use to explore the friendly & safe lake side community at a leisurely pace. Or hire mountain bikes and take on the challenging, world-class forest trails. If you love nature, this is exactly what your frazzled nerves need. Mike and Carol look forward to meeting you at our Lake Okareka paradise! Self contained facility with your own entrance / exit, located around the side of the house. Your separate accommodation is located under our home. You have complete privacy from our living space. Mike has recently retired and Carol works part time from home. Carol runs a small day spa & massage / beauty clinic with public access from the front courtyard upstairs. Downstairs your doors open onto a deck with direct access to the garden, lake edge and our jetty. Shared use of parking, lawn, garden area, lake edge and jetty. Please note that there are no fences between this property and that of our neighbours. Tempting as it may seem, please do not walk across or make use of our neighbours' property. You can have as much or as little interaction with your hosts as you desire. We will be pleased to help you book tours, provide you with pamphlets and advice about local attractions and where to go to find your special interests, where to shop, where to eat, show you the lake and help you plan your time to best advantage. We respect your privacy and you can be fully self contained and self-catering. You will find bread, butter, home made preserves, milk, cereal, yoghurt, fruit juice, tea & coffee in the cupboards for a self-serve breakfast. Or we will be happy to provide an additional breakfast menu (choice of 3, including vegan)- and evening meal - at additional cost - and catch up on the events of your day. The choice is yours. If you have already viewed the photos you will see why we believe we are living in paradise. Lake Okareka is a small semi-rural lakeside village of approximately 350 residences. Whilst there are many holiday homes in use during the summer, it is also a picturesque community for many families, professionals and retired people. A safe place to live and walk, there are beaches to be swum, views to be enjoyed, and a compelling lakeside walkway, all within 5 - 20 minutes easy walk. Downtown Rotorua is only 15 minutes by car, our local shopping centre is just 10 minutes away and Rotorua has many tourist attractions for all ages. You will need a car to get around as there is no public transport to Lake Okareka. If you're hiring a car, get a GPS for relaxed touring. In 2016, mobile phone coverage has, at last, been turned on at Lake Okareka. Laundry - you are welcome to do your own handwashing. Dry your laundry on the downstairs drying rack provided. Or we can wash and dry your clothes in our upstairs laundry. A laundry fee of $20 per wash applies. Or we can direct you to commercial laundries in Rotorua. Iron and ironing board supplied. Please note that the community is working to reduce the addition of pollutants into the lake. Therefore the use of chemicals such as soaps, shampoos or washing detergent in the lake is not permitted. Guest AccessSelf contained flat beneath our home, with separate guest access. Interaction with GuestsWe like to know that our guests are comfortable and having positive experiences with tourism sites and meals out. So a quick chat at the end of the day is a great way to catch up. On occasion we have friends around for a dinner or casual social gathering, and long before you arrive, we will let you know and invite you to join us to "meet the locals". For past guests, this has proved the highlight of their stay in NZ, resulting in ongoing friendships. Guests are free to choose how much they wish to interact and we respect this. The NeighborhoodA quiet, safe, small lakeside community that has a calming effect on your soul. Stunning scenery, close to walking & biking tracks that has a magic mix of lake vistas, lined with lush native bush and wild bird life. Trout fishing (licence needed) with a winter and a summer trout fishing competion. You can buy your fishing licence on line when you arrive, but it is best to visit a local fishing tackle shop to get the latest advice on fly and line choice. We get excellent servce at The Outdoorsman, just 8 mins drive away. Getting AroundYou will need your own transport. Other Things to NoteLaundry - you are welcome to do your own handwashing. Dry your laundry on the downstairs drying rack provided. We can wash your clothes in our upstairs laundry. A $20 fee applies per machine load. Or we can direct you to commercial laundries in Rotorua. Iron and ironing board supplied. Please note that the community is working to reduce the addition of pollutants into the lake. Therefore the use of chemicals such as soaps, shampoos or washing detergent in the lake is not permitted.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome To The Fidgety Fantail - Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Fidgety Fantail is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. For a virtual tour of the house and Lake Tarawera please search "Fidgety Fantail" in youtube. Your Accommodation Your accommodation features 2 bedrooms inside the main cabin, plus 2 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)s close to the house. One (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) has a double bed and the other a set of bunks. There is also a cute semi outside bathroom between the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)s. (Just a quick note when looking at the pricing - the total cleaning fee is made up of a $30 cleaning fee plus $15 per person per stay for linen and towels. Currently this defaults to 6 people but if there are less than 6 staying, we will adjust this charge accordingly for you.) There are plenty of places to relax and there is also a verandah, large deck & carport in a garden setting. Mature fruit trees, grape vines, feijoas, rasberries are throughout the property. Kayaks & bikes are supplied supplied and there is also a heat pump for winter. There is even room for a boat! If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs) Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & house-trained dogs welcome! The Cheeky Tui holiday home right next door is also owned by us, making it ideal for 2 families who are friends to rent one each. Please see my other listing on Airbnb if you are interested in this option.
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Excellent
32 reviews
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The SpaceHello Entire Home/Private rooms/Bed and Breakfast available. Pukeko Retreat is a warm sunny home set amongst farmland and overlooking a large area of native bushland home to many NZ native birds and wildlife. The mainhouse has a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area with 1 bedroom and attached bathroom. The living area opens out to a private sun-drenched garden providing easy indoor/outdoor flow. There is a gas bar-b-que conveniently placed in the garden. A heat pump in the living area, guarantees a very cosy environment during the cooler months. Separate to the mainhouse are 2 bedrooms, bathroom and separate toilet, with external and internal access. Laundry facilities are available. ** Option 1 ** Entire house @ NZD$300 per night, upto 7 guests. ** Full breakfast supplies for 1 night stays @ $15 pp ** Option 2 ** Private room @ NZD$140 per night including full breakfast for 2 guests. Perfect for family holidays or a weekend retreat. The home sleeps 6- 7 comfortably and is fully equipped with high quality amenities. There is ample parking for boats and trailers. It is situated just 10 minutes drive from Rotorua City, 45 minutes from Taupo and the Bay of Plenty coast, 1.5 hours to Hamilton and 3 hours to Auckland. Attractions in the area include walks, mountain bike trails, lakes, fishing and natural hot springs with an abundance of cafes and restaurants. - Rotorua Airport - 15-20 minutes. For boating enthusiasts, Lake Ohakuri is only a 15 minute drive.
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Excellent
60 reviews
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The SpaceYou can rent a room for $40 pp in " The Fat Pigeon"( a three bedroom self contained flat on the ground floor of our house. We live upstairs.) .There are two double rooms & the third room has 3 single beds. You can also rent the whole flat. Price on application. Great for a family or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We have a trampoline & some books & Lego to keep them happy. The flat has its own kitchen, bathroom, toilet, lounge & dining area. It also has a BBQ & outdoor eating area. There is wireless internet, TV & selection of DVDs. We have many mountain bikers stay with us & use the famous Redwood Forest tracks. We have room for you to store your own bikes on our property. There are no shops in this area, so you will need to bring all your own food & beverages including breakfast food, tea and coffee. At times, we will be away, but this can be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded key box etc. We use grid connected solar power for our electricity and try to live as sustainably as possible with recycling, composting facilities & even have a solar oven guests can use. There is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. You will notice that The Fat Pigeon is advertised twice. This is because with Airbnb we need to advertise separately for the amount of rooms. On occasions we go away & rent out the top & bottom. This is a separate listing under "The Fat Pigeon Homestead" We have a covered luxury pontoon boat that we use to explore the lake & guests particularly enjoy the trip to hotwater beach & a secluded hot pool only accessible by boat or a 3 to 4 hr wolk. We give a big discount to guests for a 2 & 1/2 hr trip Need at least 2 people or a $100 minimum. We can also take you rock jumping & swimming from the boat for a small fee eg $10. Can include a meal on the boat too. Around this area you can swim, fish or hike. Bikes & kayaks for guests to use. Awake to bird song. This is a renowned area for native birds. The fat pigeons are the big, native pigeons which are becoming threatened in N.Z. However Lake Tarawera has an abundance of them. The Fat Pigeon is a great base to explore the lakes & Rotorua. Sometimes we are away so this is set up to be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded box. Just go in & make yourselves at home. There is your own private access to the flat. We are usually here when guests stay & enjoy meeting them, but occasionally are off travelling & using Airbnb ourselves or are out on the boat or in town. However it is set up to be an independent stay and we dont need to be around. Just go in & make yourselves at home. This way it gives both us & you freedom to come & go as you please. We often have woofers staying with us; travellers who do 4 hours work for food & accommodation as a cultural exchange. A quiet, safe area in a close knit neighbourhood. Experience lake activities, hiking, biking, kayaking. The Fat Pigeon will particularly suit people who are interested in living sustainably & are interested in the natural beauty of the area. Lake Tarawera is a beautiful fresh water lake 25 mins from the centre of Rotorua. Beautiful, native forest surrounds this pristine lake with Mt Tarawera, an extinct volcano, providing a dramatic backdrop. The lake is beautiful to swim in in summer & we are right across the road from a lovely sandy beach. There is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Two nights minimum unless it's for a group We do not supply breakfast but there is a kitchen & fridge. Guest AccessSometimes we are away so this is set up to be an independent holiday experience with the key in a coded box. Just go in & make yourselves at home. There is your own private access to the flat. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually here when guests stay & enjoy meeting them, but occasionally are off travelling & using Airbnb ourselves or are out on the boat or in town. However it is set up to be an independent stay and we dont need to be around. Just go in & make yourselves at home. This way it gives both us & you freedom to come & go as you please. We often have woofers staying with us; travellers who do 4 hours work for food & accommodation as a cultural exchange. The NeighborhoodA quiet, safe area in a close knit neighbourhood. Experience lake activities, hiking, biking, kayaking. The Fat Pigeon will particularly suit people who are interested in living sustainably & are interested in the natural beauty of the area. Lake Tarawera is a beautiful fresh water lake 25 mins from the centre of Rotorua. Beautiful, native forest surrounds this pristine lake with Mt Tarawera, an extinct volcano, providing a dramatic backdrop. The lake is beautiful to swim in in summer & we are right across the road from a lovely sandy beach. Getting AroundThere is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Other Things to NoteWhen driving here, don't just rely on your GPS as some people have problems with it. GPS usually gets you to the start of Spencer Road & often no further. Keep going right along Spencer Rd until you come to 444 Spencer Rd. It is about 10 minutes past the Buried Village & we have a sign saying "The Fat Pigeon" etc on the roadside.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome To The Cheeky Tui - Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Cheeky Tui is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. We even provide the free use of Kayaks and bikes to fully enjoy the wonderful surroundings and lake. For a virtual tour please visit youtube and type in "The Cheeky Tui" or iFvQktNNVM0 in the search field. Your Accommodation Your accommodation features 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms; one with a double bed, a twin room & one with a set of bunks. (Just a quick note when looking at the pricing - the total cleaning fee is made up of a $30 cleaning fee plus $15 per person per stay for linen and towels. Currently this defaults to 6 people but if there are less than 6 staying, we will adjust this charge accordingly for you.) The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven etc. The dining room opens onto a cobblestoned courtyard with an outdoor eating area with a bbq & brazier. There is also a kent fire & heat pump for winter so is lovely & warm. If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs). Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & housetrained dogs are welcome and there is even room for a boat! The Fidgety Fantail holiday home,(also owned by us) is located next door making it perfect for 2 families or friends to rent one each. Please see my other listing on Airbnb if you are interested in this option.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceAultmore Country Cottage is a fully equipped self catering cottage adjacent to our main house in our 5 acre riverside garden. It has a bedroom with queen bed, ensuite shower & toilet. There is a fully equipped kitchen with full size range, microwave & fridge/freezer. The open plan living room has TV, DVD & video players. There is also a single bed here. Heating is electric & gas with electric blankets on the beds. All linen included. Aultmore makes a wonderful base for exploring the geothermal wonders of the region, which are all nearby. The river is safe for swimming and is surprisingly warm. There is a lovely river lido just at the bottom of the garden. Fishing is excellent and available all year round. Our 4 cats live here with us so we do not accept guest pets and, sorry, but no children either as we have a number of ponds, streams and other water features in our gardens, plus the river. Guest AccessWiFi, satellite TV (Freeview, not Sky though), full use of our gardens, spa pool and direct access to the river for swimming & fishing. Interaction with GuestsWe live on site with the greatest respect for your peace & privacy. Always available for advice on local attractions etc. The NeighborhoodVery central to all the main sights & attractions. @ of the best geothermal areas are within 20 minutes of Aultmore. Getting AroundNo local public transport. You will need your own wheels to make the most of a stay at Aultmore. Other Things to NoteThe tariff of $95/night is for 2 occupants. For 3 (the max) it is NZ$110/night, All linen etc included, just need to bring your own food (& drink)
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3br cabin
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Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Cheeky Tui is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. We even provide a couple of Kayaks and bikes to enable you to fully enjoy the beautiful lake and surroundings. The accommodation features 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 people. There are 3 bedrooms; one with a double bed, a twin room & one with a set of bunks and a single. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven etc. The dining room opens onto a cobblestoned courtyard with an outdoor eating area with a bbq & brazier. There is also a kent fire & heat pump for winter so is lovely & warm. If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs). Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & house-trained dogs are welcome and there is even room for a boat! The 4 bedroom, Fidgety Fantail holiday cottage,(also owned by us) is located next door making it perfect for 2 families or friends to rent one each. Please contact us if you are interested in this option. See our video of the property and surroundings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6dpOPKUPHk ** Note; If less than 6 guests the linen rate will be reduced accordingly** Surrounded by native bush, forrest and wildlife, the pristine lake environment of Tarawera is great for trout fishing, swimming, watersports, bush walks and generally just relaxing. The house is 20 Minutes from the thermal wonderland of Rotorua with it's extreme sports, New Zealand cultural experiences, shopping and thermal activity. Tragedy shaped this remarkably beautiful lake into the broad, branching lake it is today. The 1886 Tarawera eruption raised the lake by 12 meters, drowning a small valley between lava flows. A very interesting visitors attraction, Te Wairoa or the Buried Village, lies close by the southwest shore. Over 100 years later the landscape around the fiery mountain, Tarawera, is lush, green and blissfully peaceful. Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve is an excellent spot for fishing, boating, bush walking, picnicking and mountain biking. Tarawera Landing, eight kilometres from Rotorua, is where scenic boat trips depart from and is a short walk from an archeological site of Maori cave drawings. These are an important part of New Zealand’s history and must be respected as such. There are a number of incredible walks through native bush to spectacular waterfalls that burst from fissures in the rock face in the area. One of NZ's Great Walks is currently being constructed around Lake Tarawera. The first leg from The Buried Village to Hotwater Beach is now completed. Our friends can do pick ups & drop offs with their boat "THE FAT PIGEON TOO". There are many other walks as well; eg to The Tarawera Falls & to Lake Rotomahana to see where the pink & white terraces used to be.
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Good
2 reviews
4br house
  • Pets Allowed
Magic Tarawera is a fantastic 4 bedroom Lake Tarawera Holiday House with great views of Lake Tarawera and Tarawera Mountain. This Tarawera holiday house is a multilevel home located high above the lake and has 4 bedrooms. Magic Tarawera comfortably sleeps 10. The cottage is able to be booked in addition to the main house and is able to accommodate a further 2 guests. This layout is ideal for 2 families to have their own space while holidaying together. Magic Tarawera holiday house has all the modern conveniences to keep you entertained on those rainy days - DVD, Video, TV, or keep cosy in front of the fire. There are electric blankets on all the beds, and electric heaters throughout the house. This Lake Tarawera accommodation is well maintained, offering a comfortable base to relax after exploring the outdoors... Enjoy a days Trout fishing in the crystal waters of Lake Tarawera, swim at the small beach alongside, and sunbathe on the jetty at the end of the day! In addition to this lovely house, the cottage is approximately 50 metres from the house, down towards the lake. It is perfectly positioned near the water, and comes with its own bathroom and kitchenette. This is perfect for a couple who don't wish to be in the main house! Launching facilities, boat hire and water taxi services are a short distance away at Boatshed Bay. Swimming and sunbathing can also be enjoyed at the long stretch of swimming beach between Rangiuru Bay and Stony Point... There is a private steep track from the house through bushland to the lake and this is a 4 minute walk from the home. Those who find this too challenging can use the footpath to Boatshed Bay! Magic Tarawera has a fantastic outdoor living area including a spa pool where you can relax and enjoy the views! Please note that the outdoor fire is an ornamental feature and not available for guest use. Magic Tarawera is a great place to holiday, where you can relax and unwind, and enjoy the tranquility that makes this area truly Magic! Review from recent guest (Aug 2013): We had a marvelous time. Everything was close to perfect and very enjoyable. Plenty of room offered and the amenities and all appliances were first class. Comfortable sleeping. Most fantastic was the beautiful and well-maintained spa pool. Everyone of our children and grandchildren loved this entertainment. A superb coffeemachine for our multi-use of cups of terrific espresso's. Not to forget to mention is the unbelievable view over the Tarawera's a dream, unforgettable for our son, wife and children, on visit from the Netherlands. Also, we enjoyed a great help from the caretaker (sic holiday manager), who made a fine introduction to our stay. There was only one comment given and that was:..... "too short time for such a great place!"..... We can all recommend it for 100%. View our standard terms & conditions Special Conditions Firewood supplied for indoor fireplace only. No mobile coverage. There is a new TV with 1 USB port. Additional Payments This property is subject to Additional Payments. Additional payments may apply depending on the number of guests. Sleepout available at additional $100 per night. Additional amenities include: toast sandwich maker, sky TV (sports), spa pool/hot tub, food processor, port-a-cot, deck chairs, coffee machine, child's games / toys, sky TV (basic), stove / cookware, video, heated towel rails, heater (gas), bbq table, wood supplies, fireplace (closed / pot belly).
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Excellent
2 reviews
4br house
    The Tree Hut is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday house with unlimited WiFi included! Nestled high amongst the native bush, this Tarawera hideaway enjoys spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Otumutu Lagoon and Lake Tarawera! This Lake Tarawera holiday house includes spacious open plan living set across 3 levels, each with gorgeous views and easy indoor/outdoor living onto decking. The main living area is located on the middle floor, including a generous lounge, kitchen, and dining area. Bedroom 1 at this Lake Tarawera accommodation is situated upstairs, and is fitted with a queen bed. On the middle floor, bedroom 2 includes a double bed, while bedroom 3 has a queen bed. For additional space, a self-contained 1 bedroom apartment with a queen bed is located on the lower level, including a kitchen, lounge, and dining area. To complete your convenient holiday set up, each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The Tree Hut is a perfect retreat to escape to a private, tranquil and relaxing environment... find your favourite vantage point and unwind with peaceful bush and lake views! Plus, you will be a short walk across the reserve to the lake, or a 20 minute scenic drive to Rotorua. Also in the neighbourhood is the brand new Airstream Cafe for a quick coffee or a muffin! Everything you need for a refreshing getaway awaits... for your ultimate escape, make your way to Lake Tarawera and enjoy The Tree Hut! A recent comment from the guest after staying at The Tree Hut: "Thank you for the most wonderful bach care holiday. We loved the Tree Hut at Lake Tarawera and your organisation and support was excellent. Many thanks for a memorable weekend." View our standard terms & conditions Special Conditions *Please note that the driveway and stairs at this property are very steep. There are 60 steps up to the house. *Boat parking available at the bottom of the section, behind the gate. *There is a rear open deck set into the hillside on the middle level. This deck does not have a rail. *Limited cellphone coverage in this area. *The heat pump is located in the 1 bedroom apartment. Additional amenities include: heat pump, boat parking (over 7m), cd / stereo, heater (electric), coffee plunger, electric blankets, coffee machine, stove / cookware, clothesline, ensuite, parking (off-street), internet (wireless), heated towel rails, wood supplies, outdoor table / chairs, driveway (private), bath, deck chairs, freeview, fireplace (closed / pot belly), ironing board.
    b&b
    Excellent
    3 reviews
    1br b&b
      Careem BnB is located in a picturesque setting, privately located right on the waters edge of Lake Okareka. Only a 15 minute drive form the Rotorua City Centre. The tranquil location of Careem BnB will have you feeling relaxed and leaving rejuvenated. Careem BnB is a self contained apartment with a separate bedroom, bathroom, as well as a lounge and kitchenette. We are about to add another bedroom, with twin beds and your own TV, so that you can bring family or friends. Available from November 2105. Take a dip in the lake, borrow our kayakas for an unforgettable paddle through mirror-like water, or go for a scenic stroll. There are plenty to choose from nearby - Lake Okareka, Blue Lake are easy walkswith stunning views. Lake Tarawera Trail and parts of the Redwood forest are more challenging. Rotorua hosts an increasing number of international Mountain Bike events and bikes can be hired at the start of the forest trails. The nearby Blue Lake is frequent venue for multsport events. After you have been out and about, take advantage of Carols wellness spa onsite, which offers everything from therapeutic massage to natural remedies and complete day spa packages. Breakfast cereal, bread and milk is included. If you would like additional catering, Carol will be happy provide her home cooked breakfasts for $15 each or a three course evening meal, using seasonal garden produce, for $55 each, BYO wine. Please enquire when booking. Please contact Carol today to enquire about your stay at Careem BnB on Lake Okareka. Lake Okareka is one of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera. Just 15 minutes form the popular tourist destination of Rotorua. Lake Okareka is home to a charming lakeside community who enjoy the serenity of living 'out of town' surrounded by hills, farmland and native New Zealand bush. The lake, forest, reserves and walking tracks offer a range of recreational opportunities for both local residents and visitors. Anglers find good sport in the lake as well as recreational boaties and simmers during the summer months. Borrow the free kayaks at Careem BnB and take and explore the lake at your own speed. While staying on Lake Okareka you must do the Lake Okareka walkway, a gorgeous lakeside boardwalk (pram and wheel chair friendly) which starts right next door to Careem BnB. The return walk of about an hour and a half features native vegetation, farmland, beach, lake and wetland scenery, expansive views and wildlife.
      guest house
      Excellent
      5 reviews
      2br guest house
        Architecturally designed Rototaha Lodge is only 30mins from Rotorua in New Zealands North Island. Built specifically to cater for guests who enjoy privacy and natural beauty. Although not close enough to see or hear them your hosts Hugh and Mandy Collins can arrange everything you might require from a three course meal or a picnic on the lake to fly fishing and scenic helicopter flights. Ask Mandy to prepare your meals for you (she will endeavour to use produce grown from her own extensive gardens or sourced from local farmers and growers) or head out into the gardens to pick your own herbs and seasonal vegetable to cook your own. For an extra fee meals and excursions can be arranged before or during your stay. Just let us know what you would like and we'll do our best to accommodate you. Rototaha Lodge is well located about half-way between Rotorua and Taupo. Lake Ohakuri is one of around 17 lakes within the region. It is surrounded by rural agricultural farming and forestry, and is very peaceful and tranquil. It is easy to access local tourism attractions, (spa facilities, mountain biking, and much more) from a few minutes to a half-hour drive, or simply relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, with trout fishing on the doorstep. Enjoying the breathtaking views Have a picnic by the lake Set out for some bird watching Sit on the verandah & soak up the sun or watch the night sky uninterrupted by the city lights. Curl up by an open fire with a good book Sleep in luxury linen, wake up to nature. Private luxury lakeside residence with views over the Lake Ohakuri, a nature lovers paradise.
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        Bedroom
        • Wifi
        • Gym
        • Breakfast
        • Parking
        The Spacete Whare is a truly unique expression of contemporary Maori architecture at its best. The ""whare" or suites are individual eco units with solar power and integrated passive solar design. Guest AccessWe have a choice of four "whare" or suites available depending on your personal needs and preferences. "whare Aroha" is our premier honeymoon suite, "whare Xia" and "whare Coco" are separate units that share a common bathroom, and "whare Riko" is a self contained one bedroom apartment with separate lounge and kitchenette. Interaction with GuestsWe interact as much or as little as our quests prefer. We respect their privacy but are here at all times to enlighten them about the beautiful and culture-rich environment they are in. Getting AroundUnfortunately there is no public transport, however, please key us know any travel requirements since we will be able to arrange this for you. Other Things to NoteWe can accommodate up to 5 guests in your choice of four separate "whare" or suites
        Home/Apartment
        6br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        The SpaceGreat for a family goup or group of friends. Children are very welcome. We have a trampoline & some books & Lego to keep them happy. Upstairs has a large living area with a huge L shaped leather lounge suite and overlooks the lake & mountain. The large dining table and area seats many people and spills out to the outdoor eating area. There is a large luxury bathroom with 2 handbasins, a shower & bath. There is a separate toilet. The two double bedrooms open up to a patio and are private & comfotable. The flat downstairs has its own kitchen, bathroom, toilet, lounge & dining area. It also has a BBQ & outdoor eating area. There is wireless internet, TV & selection of DVDs. We have many mountain bikers stay with us & use the famous Redwood Forest tracks. We have room for you to store your own bikes on our property. There are no shops in this area, so you will need to bring all your own food & beverages including breakfast food, tea and coffee. This is an independent holiday experience with keys in two coded key boxes etc. We use grid connected solar power for our electricity and try to live as sustainably as possible with recycling, composting facilities & even have a solar oven guests can use. There is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. You will notice that "The Fat Pigeon" is also listed. This is for rooms in the downstairs accommodation. If you book this... "The FatPigeon Homestead" you have the WHOLE property and are the only guests upstairs and down. We have a covered luxury pontoon boat that we use to explore the lake & guests particularly enjoy the trip to hotwater beach & a secluded hot pool only accessible by boat or a 3 to 4 hr wolk. We give a big discount to guests for a 2 & 1/2 hr trip Need at least 2 people or a $100 minimum. We can also take you rock jumping & swimming from the boat for a small fee eg $10. Can include a meal on the boat too. Around this area you can swim, fish or hike. Bikes & kayaks for guests to use. Awake to bird song. This is a renowned area for native birds. The fat pigeons are the big, native pigeons which are becoming threatened in N.Z. However Lake Tarawera has an abundance of them. The Fat Pigeon is a great base to explore the lakes & Rotorua. Guest AccessYou have access to upstairs & downstairs areas and the whole property. There is a delightful & challenging 10 minute walk up the hill behind the house with steps built. A great daily workout for those of you who like to keep fit. Interaction with GuestsFrom time to time we may pop in to do some gardening etc. The NeighborhoodA quiet, safe area in a close knit neighbourhood. Experience lake activities, hiking, biking, kayaking. The Fat Pigeon will particularly suit people who are interested in living sustainably & are interested in the natural beauty of the area. Lake Tarawera is a beautiful fresh water lake 25 mins from the centre of Rotorua. Beautiful, native forest surrounds this pristine lake with Mt Tarawera, an extinct volcano, providing a dramatic backdrop. The lake is beautiful to swim in in summer & we are right across the road from a lovely sandy beach.Plenty of room to park boats. Getting AroundPlenty of parking at our section for boats & cars..unusual to have this at Lake Tarawera as many homes are built on hills & banks Other Things to NoteThere is no public transport from Rotorua to Lake Tarawera. You will need your own car to get here. Two nights minimum.. Linen $10 pp per stay.
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        Bedroom
        • Wifi
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        The SpaceIt is $80 for the room for one or two people. Guest AccessIts just Mike & I living here. We have our own ensuite. Unless we have friends or family staying no one else will be using the bathroom & toilet. You are welcome to use our kitchen, (or the kitchen in the flat beliw)!BBQ & outdoor areas. Breakfast is not supplied, you will have your own fridge & there is space in kitchen for any of your food etc.
        Home/Apartment
        4br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Parking
        The SpaceAbsolute fabulous 180 degree views over Lake Tarawera and to Mount Tarawera from the upstairs and downstairs of the house and from the large wrap around decks upstairs off the lounge and also the downstairs. The lake and jetty are at the bottom of the property. This a large house that easily accommodates 8 people. Heating for winter: There is ample heating for the house for the winter, an air conditioning unit for the downstairs and 3 nite storage heaters for the upstairs plus another heater if still needed. Guest AccessThe access is down a concreted drive and some 7 steps from the car parking area into the house. The house has a large L shaped deep water jetty at the bottom of the property that can be used for sunbathing on and swimming around in the sandy bay. Its about 60 steps down to the jetty. The jetty is deep and can hold a boat overnight and is pretty much protected from the prevailing Southerly and South westerly wind Interaction with GuestsI won't interact. I do not live at the house. Please note that the spa and sauna are not available for guest use. The NeighborhoodThe lake is fabulously clear, great water quality, the area is pretty much private and it is very quite except for the sound of the native birds that play around in front of the house. The lake is well renowned for trophy trout and used for water skiing /wakeboarding. There is the Landing cafe just down the road for meals and a beer and some limited groceries in emergencies Getting AroundThere is no public transport. The house is 15 minutes drive from Rotorua City approximately. Other Things to NoteThe Rotorua area is a fantastic area to experience Maori culture, thermal areas and hot pools and great mountain biking tracks in the Redwood forest and walks. There are many restaurants at the Lake end of Tutanekai Street in Rotorua City- its called Eat Street by the locals Thursday night starting about 6 pm , there is a night Market towards the lake end of Tutanekai Street which sells a range of great food for dinner. Note:If its bad weather it will be cancelled. At Lake Tarawera there is the Landing cafe about 5 minutes drive from the house- do check its opening hours in winter though- its a fabulous spot for meals etc right on the lake and were is fly fishing spots close by. Water taxis are available from there to go to Hot Water Beach. There is a new hiking trail that starts next to the Buried Village that goes to Hot Water Beach, water taxis can be arranged to collect you and bring you back to the Landing Cafe. The Polynesian pools in Rotorua city is a great place for a hot pool bathing- they have an upmarket outdoor pool area Other hot pool spots are Waikite hot pools about 20 minutes from town . Check out Kerosine creek for natural stream pool about 25 minutes from town also on the rod to Taupo.-(Note: it wont be too hot after heavy cold winter rain- the hot water gets cooled down too much). Do ask me for more information on these natural hot pools as there are others I know about also. The Redwood forest is fabulous for great forest walks and can be accessed from Long Mike Road which is off Tarawera Road- there is an information center there also with details of various walks that you can do. The mountain biking is also in the Redwoods but you need to drive south from Rotorua City to Eight Mile Gate Road- this road is on the left just as you head south out of Rotorua city- its the road sign posted as turnoff to the Waipa Sawmill turnoff- about 3 minutes from town. 400metres up the road on the left is the start to the mountain bike trails- bikes can be hired there- coffee and food is available- and maps are available. The many bike shops in the city hire bikes also.
        Home/Apartment
        2br Home/Apartment
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        Guest AccessThe farm is accessible only with permission. Large parking area. Interaction with GuestsI can be contacted anytime during your stay by cell phone The NeighborhoodQuiet country roads perfect for walking, running and cycling. Situated close to the Whirinaki forest mountain biking and walking tracks, Horomanga River and lake Aniwhenua. Situated within 1 hours drive of Rotorua, Whakatane and Taupo. Getting AroundDue to be a country area no public transport is available
        Home/Apartment
        4br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Parking
        The SpacePutting Green with equipment on rear lawns. Sundecks front and rear. Plenty of parking for several cars/boats. Outdoor furniture. . Guest AccessGuests will have complete access to the ground floor except the garage. Back and front gardens and lawns. Interaction with GuestsWe will be onsite unless advised to the contrary. We have our own separate accommodation in a cottage at the rear of the property. The NeighborhoodAcross the road is a large public reserve including a kid's playground, jetty, boat launching ramp and walking tracks around the lake edge. A large safe swimming beach with soft sand borders the reserve. See a short video that shows our location here - (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundThere is no public transport in this area. We strongly recommend that guests have their own transport. We are almost 20kms from (URL HIDDEN) there are no shopping facilities at Lake Tarawera we suggest that you bring food supplies with you.The is a small cafe (Airstream Cafe) about 2 kms further around the lake and the Landing Cafe at the landing 4 kms back towards Rotorua from our house. Other Things to NoteFairly steep drive which is no problem for cars and trailers. There is ample parking for large boats and large motor homes on the reserve across the road.
        Home/Apartment
        Excellent
        7 reviews
        Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Breakfast
        • Parking
        The SpaceBellvue Farmstay is located on 384 hectare dairy farm and is a lovely place to get a feel of the country life. The studio house is an extension of the farm house garage that extends out into the beautiful garden. The studio has its own private courtyard with table and chairs and garden. Inside the house there is plenty of space boasting a kitchen, super king bed, dining area, lounge area, spacious bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The super king bed has an electric blanket and top quality bedding. If need be, we have a single trundler bed that we can put in the room. Guest AccessAccess to the farm is permitted if you are with an authorised person only. Interaction with GuestsWe are more than happy to assist you during your time at Bellvue however, the nature of farming means that we may not be around the house at all times. The NeighborhoodReporoa is a very unique place and its wonders are relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Within a 5 minute drive from the farmstay there is... * Rainbow mountain (Maunga Kakaramea). This is about a 1 hour 30 minute walk to the submit with spectacular views of the valley. * Wai O tapu Wonderland. The best geothermal park in all of New Zealand where you can view geysers, mud pools beautiful geothermal formations and lakes. * Natural hot pools. We can give you directions to find the local hot pools hidden in the bushes around the valley. * Waikite hot pools. A relaxing soak in many different pristine hot pools all of different temperatures. You also have the option to hire your own private spa. From here you can travel 25 minutes to Rotorua and 30 minutes to Taupo here there are many activities that you can choose from.
        Home/Apartment
        Excellent
        18 reviews
        3br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Smoking Allowed
        • Pets Allowed
        • Breakfast
        • Parking
        The SpaceExperience the real kiwi country lifestyle in the heart of Atiamuri's dairy, beef & sheep farming community. Set on 14 acres of attractive lifestyle block that we share with our beef cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. You can kick back, relax and read a book while enjoying peaceful quiet views & sunsets or venture out into our natural geothermal backyard exploring Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, soaking in the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, cycling or walking the Waikato River Trail, enjoying watersports on the lakes or visiting local tourist attractions in Rotorua, Taupo or the Waikato. Guest AccessOur house is designed with Farmstay in mind. You will have your own private wing boasting 2 x double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with both a bath & shower and a large lounge, with a flat screen TV, that opens out to your own outdoor area where you can enjoy the fabulous view of Pohaturoa Mountain and gorgeous sunsets. We accommodate small children and provide a high chair a portable cot or 1 x extra single bed if necessary. Please bring/supply your own cot bedding. Interaction with GuestsThe kitchen extends out into its own dining and lounge area. This area is a shared part of your space where you can enjoy the company of your hosts Liz & John or just spread yourselves out. If booking one room we do not rent out the other room to other guests unknown to you, so you don't have to share the amenities with others. The NeighborhoodWe are located 39 km from Rotorua and 43 km from Taupo, the North Islands 2 major tourist locations with all the attractions they have to offer. There are 3 lakes and power stations on our doorstep making this an ideal location for most of your watersport needs whether it’s waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting or fishing. If you prefer your water frozen then Whakapapa on Mount Ruapehu is only 2 hours away. If water isn't your cup of tea then there is still plenty to do including bungy jumping, high ropes confidence course, mountain biking and geothermal tours in Taupo or the luge, Zorb, lions, mountain biking through the Redwoods (one of NZ’s best mountain biking parks) and geothermal tours in Rotorua. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a scenic 2 hour drive away and Hobbiton Movie set is 1 hour away. Getting AroundWe are approximately 35 minutes drive from either Rotorua or Taupo. Other Things to NoteThe price is inclusive of a continental breakfast. A hot kiwi breakfast is available at $10.00 per person. Evening meals are available at $20.00 per person or, you can bring your own food and cook for yourself. There is a choice of our local Bull Ring Tavern or Bees Neez Lodge if you would like to go out and meet the locals. We have secure parking for your vehicles, boats, jet skis & mountain bikes.
        house
        1br house
          Beautifully appointed 11 metre house bus with full length covered deck that is private and tranquil, yet is just a five minute walk from the township and from the Rangitaiki River, where you can fish all year round. Top class facilities include full cooking, fridge freezer, washing machine and separate bathroom and shower facilities. A spa pool is at the rear of the bus. Breakfast hamper is provided, which includes free range eggs, home-made bread and locally produced bacon for you to cook, as well as continental. Freeview TV is available, as is free wi-fi. Other rivers include the Whirinaki and Horomunga Rivers, both of which are sought after for fishing. Other attractions include white water rafting, horse trekking, the World's Largest Beercan Museum, Maori Caves, thermally heated creek, mountain bike trails and much more all in a 30 minute radius. There is a secure area for you to put your bike or kayak. You can have fresh eggs that are collected daily, or feed the cows. Meals can be provided at an additional charge and there is access to a private spa. The covered front deck also has a swing so you can enjoy the views all year round. There is an orchard on the five acre property and you are welcome to pick fruit when in season. There is a secured lockup for all your fishing gear. Our local village boasts great cafes, a small superette that stocks most needs, a hotel, chemist and general store. Doctors are also available if needed.
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          Bedroom
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          The SpaceWarm and cozy for those cold winter evenings, cool and breezy on the hot summer days. Come and take a load off and enjoy our wide open spaces, relax in the hammocks, take a stroll around the grounds or a dip in the pool. Guest AccessFull access to everything including the pool. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy interacting with our guest and making them fell as comfortable as possible. The NeighborhoodWe are situated 40 minutes off the Rotorua Taupo road towards the national park. In which you will find fabulous mountain bike tracks, walking tracks and hunting. There is also great fly fishing opportunities around the area. We can also provide a pick up and drop of service to the local hiking and mountain bike tracks just ask. Getting AroundThe unique thing about our location is the isolation, being over an hours drive to the nearest major centre.
          Bedroom
          Excellent
          46 reviews
          Bedroom
          • Breakfast
          • Parking
          The SpaceOur beautiful home offers contemporary bed & breakfast in a private room with private luxury bathroom. Its a brand new home situated in the stunning native surroundings of Lake Tarawera and just 10 minutes drive from the entrance to the world famous Redwoods mountainbike trails and Rotorua township. We are privileged to enjoy and share truly magical views from many rooms of the house. You can even watch the changing lake and mountain view from the main guestrooms bed! We can also accommodate another two people (couple) in our second bedroom upstairs which also has a private bathroom. We provide all the modern comforts and relaxation of home with a nutritious breakfast and friendly hospitality, offering a true kiwi laid back personalised stay. A continental breakfast is included in the price, or a full cooked breakfast is available for an extra $10 each (please advise at time of booking). The home is situated in an estate with just a few other homes, on a block of land with birdsong and native bush. The main guestroom provides your own luxury bathroom with deep bath, plus your own outdoor deck for you to relax with a drink after the day's activities. The upstairs room looks out onto the native bush and has a TV for viewing DVDs and playstation. There are countless outdoor adventures to be had in this magnificent unspoilt part of Aotearoa. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to join us in the down-stairs lounge, living and large gourmet kitchen area. We encourage you to make the most of the scenery during the day and return home for some conversation and maybe a wine with us. We look forward to meeting you. Interaction with GuestsWe love meeting new people and listening to your travel stories. Both of us love mountain biking, its the reason we moved to Rotorua, so we're keen to share our excellent knowledge of the local trails. Feel free to mix with us and our two year old boy - he's a very happy and curious young man! The NeighborhoodJust a few houses in the Estate, we respect their privacy and we ask you to do the same. Please drive slowly to and from the house as there could be children playing outside. At night here it is very dark and peaceful, a great place to sleep and wakeup to birdsong. We get tuis, bellbirds, fantails, kingfisher, kereru, heron and more. Great for nature lovers. Getting AroundThere is no public transport to Lake Tarawera so we recommend having your own car. You can walk from our home to the Buried Village, the start of the Lake Tarawera trail entrance, or just 1500m to the local café down by the lake (open at 10am in the summer). There is plenty of parking at our home. Other Things to NoteThe best thing about this home is the proximity to the lakes and our world famous mountainbike park at Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest. Here there are all level of walking and riding tracks and some amazing downhills. Its an easy 10 min car ride to access from our side or a bit further from the Waipa side. We have a garage to safely store your mountainbikes at night. We are a five min walk to the Buried Village, and a 15 min walk to The Landing Café at Lake Tarawera where you can swim in pristine clean water and have an icecream in the warm NZ summer. Walk the 5.5km flat loop track around the Blue Lake, or the nature trail around Lake Okereka. There is no internet connection or mobile service at the house, but you can connect just 10 mins down the road at the Blue Lake.
          hotel
          Poor
          4 reviews
          9br hotel
          • Breakfast
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          This Lake Tarawera lodge is on the beach, 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Lake Tarawera, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Rotokakahi and Buried Village. Lake Tikitapu and Lake Okareka are also within 9 mi (15 km).
          hotel
          Poor
          114 reviews
          187br hotel
          • Breakfast
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          Situated in Wairakei, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Prawn Farm and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wairakei International Golf Course and Huka Falls. Craters of the Moon and Aratiatia Rapids are also within 3 mi (5 km).
          hotel
          2br hotel
          • Breakfast
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          Situated on a river, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua Golf Club, and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village. Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Springfield Golf Club are also within 12 mi (20 km).
          b&b
          2br b&b
            The Ultimate Traveller's Paradise. Gateway to the best tourism in the North Island of New Zealand. Experience the real kiwi country lifestyle in the heart of Atiamuri's dairy, beef & sheep farming community. Set on 14 acres of attractive lifestyle block that we share with our cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. You can kick back, relax and read a book while enjoying peaceful quiet views & sunsets, or venture out into our natural geothermal backyard exploring Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, soaking in the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, cycling or walking the Waikato River Trail, enjoying watersports on the lakes or visiting local tourist attractions in Rotorua, Taupo or the Waikato. We are located 39 km from Rotorua and 43 km from Taupo, the North Islands 2 major tourist locations with all the attractions they have to offer. Approximately 35 minutes drive to either destination. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a scenic 2 hour drive, and the Hobbiton Movie set a mere 1 hour drive away. Our house is designed with Farmstay in mind. You will have your own private wing boasting two double bedrooms with a queen size bed in each room, a bedroom with 2 single beds, a bathroom with both a bath & shower and a large lounge, with a flat screen TV. The lounge opens out to your own outdoor area with table, chairs where you can enjoy the fabulous view of Pohaturoa Mountain and its gorgeous sunsets. The kitchen extends out into its own dining and lounge area. This area is a shared part of the space where you can enjoy the company of your hosts Liz & John, or just spread yourselves out. If booking one room we do not rent out the other to guests unknown to you, so you won't have to share the amenities with others. The price is inclusive of a continental breakfast. A hot kiwi breakfast is available at $10.00 per person. Evening meals are available at $20.00 per person or you can bring your own food and cook for yourself. There is a choice of our local Bull Ring Tavern or Bees Neez Lodge if you would like to go out and meet the locals. We accommodate small children and provide a high chair, and a portable cot. Please bring/supply your own cot bedding. We have secure parking for your vehicles, boats, jet skis & mountain bikes. We are pet friendly, small household dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking area outside. We are located 39 km from Rotorua and 43 km from Taupo, the North Islands 2 major tourist locations with all the attractions they have to offer. Approximately 35 minutes drive to either destination. There are 3 lakes and power stations on our doorstep making this an ideal location for most of your watersport needs whether it's waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting or fishing. If you prefer your water frozen then the Whakapapa ski field on Mount Ruapehu is only 2 hours away. If water isn't your cup of tea then there is still plenty to do including bungy jumping, high rope confidence course, mountain biking, the luge, Zorbing, lions, mountain biking through the Redwoods (one of NZ's best mountain biking parks!) and of course geothermal tours in both Rotorua and Taupo. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a scenic 2 hour drive, and the Hobbiton Movie set a mere 1 hour drive away.
            house
            4br house
              Tranquil Tarawera is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom plus sleepout lake Tarawera holiday home. This laid back holiday home enjoys an elevated position to capture sunny lake views... kick back, relax, and soak up the sun!This Lake Tarawera holiday home includes cosy open plan living, including a fireplace for toasty winter stays. The lounge flows onto the deck for summer stays... fire up the BBQ and take in the views!Bedroom 1 at this Lake Tarawera accommodation opens onto the deck for easy summer stays, and is fitted with a queen bed. Bedroom 2 is fitted with 3 single beds, and bedroom 3 is fitted with 2 single beds. Additional sleeping is available in the sleepout, fitted with a queen bed.There is a family bathroom, plus a second bathroom and toilet in the laundry area.When you are not admiring the view from the deck, head to the lake a 5 minute walk from your door! All the basics are on hand for a peaceful lake getaway... welcome to Tranquil Tarawera! Please note, cellphone coverage is available at this house.The two single beds in the 2nd and 3rd bedroom can be pushed together to form a king bed. Additional amenities include: ping pong table, fenced (partially), sky TV (sports), outdoor table / chairs, heater (electric), coffee plunger, toast sandwich maker, sundeck, mobile cellphone reception, clothesline, ensuite, parking (off-street), stove / cookware, parking (on-street), driveway (private), boat parking (5m to 7m), deck chairs, fireplace (closed / pot belly), ironing board.
              house
              5br house
              • Pets Allowed
              Belvedere is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday home. This spacious holiday home is an excellent base for extended family groups, with comfortable living, mountain views from every room and private access to the lake!This 3 level holiday home includes spacious open plan living on the middle level. Stay cosy indoors by the fire, or relax on the deck with fantastic lake views! There are 4 bedrooms at this Lake Tarawera accommodation, plus a bathroom on each level. Bedroom 1 is fitted with a queen bed, bedroom 2 is fitted with a double bed, bedroom 3 includes 2 king singles, and bedroom 4 has 1 queen bed. There is also a sofa bed when required.This is an excellent lake base with ample room for your group to enjoy a tranquil getaway. Plus, you are just moments from the lakes edge for days on the water with a shared jetty available!Make your way to Lake Tarawera and take in the view at Belvedere!"This property is an amazing place where people can enjoy the best of New Zealand's scenery and tranquillity. The amazing panoramic views of Mt Tarawera and Lake Tarawera are majestic to awake to each morning. I would gladly recommend this property as one of the best tranquil retreats in New Zealand." Cynthia, 2014. There are significant stairs to get down to the property so it will not be suitable for anyone who has difficulties with stairs. Additional amenities include: heat pump, toast sandwich maker, sky TV (sports), outdoor table / chairs, sky TV (basic), coffee plunger, port-a-cot, sundeck, clothesline, jetty, ensuite, child's games / toys, parking (off-street), stove / cookware, heated towel rails, boat parking (5m to 7m), sky TV (movies), deck chairs, wood supplies, fireplace (closed / pot belly), ironing board.
              house
              4br house
              • Pets Allowed
              Spencer Lodge is a 4 bedroom 5 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday house nestled in 35 acres of farmland, landscaped gardens, and native New Zealand bush. Set amongst tranquil and private grounds, this gorgeous holiday home enjoys the perfect position to capture panoramic views of the lake and the mountain beyond!This Lake Tarawera holiday home includes spacious, well appointed living with stunning views from the lounge and mezzanine area. The fireplace is perfect for winter stays... or discover your favourite vantage point outdoors and gaze at the sparkling, pristine water of Lake Tarawera!There is also a large outdoor jacuzzi with changing rooms where you can enjoy a relaxing soak whilst taking in the stunning views across Lake Tarawera.Each of the 4 bedrooms at this Lake Tarawera accommodation is located upstairs with spectacular views. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, a king size bed, a music system and underfloor heating. Each bedroom and the lounge has a smart TV. The house also has a chrome cast audio throughout. For your convenience there are 5 bathrooms plus an additional toilet downstairs. With ample room to relax both indoors and out, this is an amazing venue for the break of a lifetime. Guests are guaranteed privacy, as the lodge has a private driveway and is situated well back from the road... stay on site and admire the scenery, or head out to explore the area with a range of activities to keep you busy during your stay. The lodge is ideally situated whether you want to experience local culture, enjoy spectacular scenery, or take part in any of the huge range of activities on offer in the area. Everything you require for a refreshing escape is on hand at Spencer Lodge... welcome to Lake Tarawera! *Linen and cleaning are included in the nightly rate. Additional amenities include: outdoor table / chairs, clothesline, grassed area, heater (gas), bbq table, freeview, fireplace (closed / pot belly), underfloor heating, boat parking (over 7m), ensuite, driveway (private), deck chairs, coffee plunger, cd player, child's games / toys, parking (off-street), stove / cookware, heated towel rails, fenced (fully), ironing board, fishing gear, spa pool/hot tub, toast sandwich maker, sundeck, bath, internet (dial-up), garden (private), wood supplies.
              Home/Apartment
              4br Home/Apartment
                The Tree Hut is a self catering 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lake Tarawera holiday house hideaway, nestled high amongst the native bush, with spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Otumutu Lagoon and Lake Tarawera, with unlimited free Wifi included. It’sthe perfect all year round retreat to escape to, if you want to unwind in a private tranquil and relaxing environment with a cosy woodburner and heat pump in winter.By day, tuis and wood pigeons visit from time to time to hang out in the trees in front of the living area. More birdlife can be experienced when you meander down the steps from the viewing platform at the top, to the bush clad section below and across the reserve to the lake. By night, it's truly magical, as starry nights can be experienced from the comfort of your bed, through the skylights above and occasionally glow worms have been known to come out to shine in the hillside.The Tree Hut is spacious with approximately 344m2 spread over 3 levels, including their own individual views, balconies and decks, with the generous open plan main Kitchen and living area on the middle level. Bedroom 1 at this Lake Tarawera accommodation is situated upstairs, and is fitted with a queen bed. On the middle floor, bedroom 2 includes a double bed, while bedroom 3 has a queen bed. Essentially each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Additional privacy is offered away from the main living upstairs, with a self contained 1 bedroom apartment, perfect for extended families and friends. It has its own kitchen and dining area, bathroom, separate living and deck.Tree Hut offers uninterrupted views and it is only a small walk to a new mobile café – Airstream - serving coffee and meals in the neighbourhood. There are 2 off street carparks plus additional room for a boat and extra vehicle, behind a padlocked gate, with a boat launching ramp close by.If you want to venture away from your retreat Lake Tarawera offers a huge variety of attractions to choose from; Trout Fishing, Tennis Courts, Helicopter Flight to the Mt Tarawera summit, Buried Village, Adventure Kayaking, Mountain biking and bush walks in the Redwood Forest, Blue Lake & Lake Okareka, Historical Maori Art, Spawning Trout streams, Spencer’s Morcelium, Stoney Point Reserve with Playground & BBQ. Boat charters offer a range of luxury vessels which are available for hire, combining trout fishing, jet skiing, water sports, dining and natural thermal bathing at Hot Water Beach and Tarawera Falls.Come and experience the holiday of a lifetime, just a short scenic 20 minute drive from Rotorua.A recent comment from the guest after staying at The Tree Hut:“ Thank you for the most wonderful bach care holiday. We loved the Tree Hut at Lake Tarawera and your organisation and support was excellent. Many thanks for a memorable weekend” *Please note that the driveway and stairs at this property are very steep. There are 60 steps up to the house.*Boat parking available at the bottom of the section, behind the gate. *There is a rear open deck set into the hillside on the middle level. This deck does not have a rail.*Limited cellphone coverage in this area.*The heat pump is located in the 1 bedroom apartment.***Active Specials***- A discount of 1 free night for any weekend in bookings of 3 nights (or more), for any nights up until 31/08/2016- A discount of 1 free night for any weekdays in bookings of 4 nights (or more), for any nights up until 31/08/2016 Additional amenities include: heat pump, boat parking (over 7m), outdoor table / chairs, heater (electric), coffee plunger, cd player, electric blankets, coffee machine, stove / cookware, clothesline, ensuite, parking (off-street), internet (wireless), heated towel rails, wood supplies, driveway (private), bath, deck chairs, freeview, fireplace (closed / pot belly), ironing board.
                Home/Apartment
                5br Home/Apartment
                • Pets Allowed
                Magic Tarawera is a fantastic 4 bedroom Lake Tarawera Holiday House with great views of Lake Tarawera and Tarawera Mountain. This Tarawera holiday house is a multilevel home located high above the lake and has 4 bedrooms. Magic Tarawera, the house, comfortably sleeps 10. The cottage is able to be booked in addition to the main house and is able to accommodate a further 2 guests.This layout is ideal for 2 families to have their own space while holidaying together.Magic Tarawera holiday house has all the modern conveniences to keep you entertained on those rainy days - DVD, Video, TV, or keep cosy in front of the fire. There are electric blankets on all the beds, and electric heaters throughout the house. This Lake Tarawera accommodation is well maintained, offering a comfortable base to relax after exploring the outdoors... Enjoy a days Trout fishing in the crystal waters of Lake Tarawera, swim at the small beach alongside, and sunbathe on the jetty at the end of the day!In addition to this lovely house, the cottage is approximately 50 metres from the house, down towards the lake. It is perfectly positioned near the water, and comes with its own bathroom and kitchenette. This is perfect for a couple who don't wish to be in the main house! Launching facilities, boat hire and water taxi services are a short distance away at Boatshed Bay. Swimming and sunbathing can also be enjoyed at the long stretch of swimming beach between Rangiuru Bay and Stony Point... There is a private steep track from the house through bushland to the lake and this is a 4 minute walk from the home. Those who find this too challenging can use the footpath to Boatshed Bay!Magic Tarawera has a fantastic outdoor living area including a spa pool where you can relax and enjoy the views! Please note that the outdoor fire is an ornamental feature and not available for guest use.Magic Tarawera is a great place to holiday, where you can relax and unwind, and enjoy the tranquility that makes this area truly Magic!Review from recent guest (Aug 2013):We had a marvelous time. Everything was close to perfect and very enjoyable. Plenty of room offered and the amenities and all appliances were first class.Comfortable sleeping. Most fantastic was the beautiful and well-maintained spa pool. Everyone of our children and grandchildren loved this entertainment.A superb coffeemachine for our multi-use of cups of terrific espresso's.Not to forget to mention is the unbelievable view over the Tarawera's a dream, unforgettable for our son, wife and children, on visit from the Netherlands.Also, we enjoyed a great help from the caretaker (sic holiday manager), who made a fine introduction to our stay.There was only one comment given and that was:..... "too short time for such a great place!"..... We can all recommend it for 100%. Firewood supplied for indoor fireplace only. No mobile coverage. There is a new TV with 1 USB port. Max 10 adults at all times.This is a pet friendly property, but please be aware the property does not have any fencing. Additional amenities include: toast sandwich maker, sky TV (sports), spa pool/hot tub, food processor, port-a-cot, deck chairs, coffee machine, sky TV (basic), child's games / toys, parking (off-street), stove / cookware, video, heated towel rails, heater (gas), bread maker, bbq table, wood supplies, fireplace (closed / pot belly).
                Cabin
                3br Cabin
                • Pets Allowed
                Set 5 mins walk from the pristine waters of Lake Tarawera, just 20 mins from Rotorua, The Cheeky Tui is a fully self contained log house in a garden setting. We even provide a couple of Kayaks and bikes to enable you to fully enjoy the beautiful lake and surroundings. The accommodation features 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 people. There are 3 bedrooms; one with a double bed, a twin room & one with a set of bunks and a single. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven etc. The dining room opens onto a cobblestoned courtyard with an outdoor eating area with a bbq & brazier. There is also a kent fire & heat pump for winter so is lovely & warm. If you have children a portacot is available, along with plenty of board games, lego, cricket set etc to keep them entertained. The property has a large fenced area for safety for children (& dogs). Located next to a reserve (which has a new playground) & close to boat ramp and a good swimming beach, this is the perfect location for your next family holiday. Well behaved & house-trained dogs are welcome and there is even room for a boat! The 4 bedroom, Fidgety Fantail holiday cottage,(also owned by us) is located next door making it perfect for 2 families or friends to rent one each. Please contact us if you are interested in this option. See our video of the property and surroundings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6dpOPKUPHk
                Car
                Excellent
                3 reviews
                1br Car
                  Careem BnB is located in a picturesque setting, privately located right on the waters edge of Lake Okareka. Only a 15 minute drive form the Rotorua City Centre. The tranquil location of Careem BnB will have you feeling relaxed and leaving rejuvenated. Careem BnB is a self contained apartment with a separate bedroom, bathroom, as well as a lounge and kitchenette. We are about to add another bedroom, with twin beds and your own TV, so that you can bring family or friends. Available from November 2105. Take a dip in the lake, borrow our kayakas for an unforgettable paddle through mirror-like water, or go for a scenic stroll. There are plenty to choose from nearby - Lake Okareka, Blue Lake are easy walkswith stunning views. Lake Tarawera Trail and parts of the Redwood forest are more challenging. Rotorua hosts an increasing number of international Mountain Bike events and bikes can be hired at the start of the forest trails. The nearby Blue Lake is frequent venue for multsport events. After you have been out and about, take advantage of Carols wellness spa onsite, which offers everything from therapeutic massage to natural remedies and complete day spa packages. Breakfast cereal, bread and milk is included. If you would like additional catering, Carol will be happy provide her home cooked breakfasts for $15 each or a three course evening meal, using seasonal garden produce, for $55 each, BYO wine. Please enquire when booking. Please contact Carol today to enquire about your stay at Careem BnB on Lake Okareka.
                  Hotel
                  Excellent
                  5 reviews
                  2br Hotel
                  • Pets Allowed
                  Architecturally designed Rototaha Lodge is only 30mins from Rotorua in New Zealands North Island. Built specifically to cater for guests who enjoy privacy and natural beauty. Although not close enough to see or hear them your hosts Hugh and Mandy Collins can arrange everything you might require from a three course meal or a picnic on the lake to fly fishing and scenic helicopter flights. Ask Mandy to prepare your meals for you (she will endeavour to use produce grown from her own extensive gardens or sourced from local farmers and growers) or head out into the gardens to pick your own herbs and seasonal vegetable to cook your own.
                  Home/Apartment
                  1br Home/Apartment
                    Beautifully appointed 11 metre house bus with full length covered deck that is private and tranquil, yet is just a five minute walk from the township and from the Rangitaiki River, where you can fish all year round. Top class facilities include full cooking, fridge freezer, washing machine and separate bathroom and shower facilities. A spa pool is at the rear of the bus. Breakfast hamper is provided, which includes free range eggs, home-made bread and locally produced bacon for you to cook, as well as continental. Freeview TV is available, as is free wi-fi. Other rivers include the Whirinaki and Horomunga Rivers, both of which are sought after for fishing. Other attractions include white water rafting, horse trekking, the World's Largest Beercan Museum, Maori Caves, thermally heated creek, mountain bike trails and much more all in a 30 minute radius. There is a secure area for you to put your bike or kayak. You can have fresh eggs that are collected daily, or feed the cows. Meals can be provided at an additional charge and there is access to a private spa. The covered front deck also has a swing so you can enjoy the views all year round. There is an orchard on the five acre property and you are welcome to pick fruit when in season. There is a secured lockup for all your fishing gear.
                    Retreat
                    2br Retreat
                    • Pets Allowed
                    The Ultimate Traveller's Paradise. Gateway to the best tourism in the North Island of New Zealand. Experience the real kiwi country lifestyle in the heart of Atiamuri's dairy, beef & sheep farming community. Set on 14 acres of attractive lifestyle block that we share with our cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. You can kick back, relax and read a book while enjoying peaceful quiet views & sunsets, or venture out into our natural geothermal backyard exploring Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, soaking in the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, cycling or walking the Waikato River Trail, enjoying watersports on the lakes or visiting local tourist attractions in Rotorua, Taupo or the Waikato. We are located 39 km from Rotorua and 43 km from Taupo, the North Islands 2 major tourist locations with all the attractions they have to offer. Approximately 35 minutes drive to either destination. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a scenic 2 hour drive, and the Hobbiton Movie set a mere 1 hour drive away. Our house is designed with Farmstay in mind. You will have your own private wing boasting two double bedrooms with a queen size bed in each room, a bedroom with 2 single beds, a bathroom with both a bath & shower and a large lounge, with a flat screen TV. The lounge opens out to your own outdoor area with table, chairs where you can enjoy the fabulous view of Pohaturoa Mountain and its gorgeous sunsets. The kitchen extends out into its own dining and lounge area. This area is a shared part of the space where you can enjoy the company of your hosts Liz & John, or just spread yourselves out. If booking one room we do not rent out the other to guests unknown to you, so you won't have to share the amenities with others. The price is inclusive of a continental breakfast. A hot kiwi breakfast is available at $10.00 per person. Evening meals are available at $20.00 per person or you can bring your own food and cook for yourself. There is a choice of our local Bull Ring Tavern or Bees Neez Lodge if you would like to go out and meet the locals. We accommodate small children and provide a high chair, and a portable cot. Please bring/supply your own cot bedding. We have secure parking for your vehicles, boats, jet skis & mountain bikes. We are pet friendly, small household dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking area outside.
                    Home/Apartment
                    3br Home/Apartment
                    • Wifi
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceOur space is a mill house built in the 1940's for the mill workers and their families which has been fully refurbished. The linen provided and bed mattresses are new. We have a selection of books, magazines, board games and DVD's for your use. Guest AccessOur guests have full access to all of the house. You can access the back and front yard. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts are available to help you plan the best walks given your time constraints and fitness levels and provide a drop off service to the start of the walks and a pick up if required. We also provide a safe parking area for your vehicle should you be going on an overnight tramp. A small donation or koha would be appreciated... over to you! The NeighborhoodOnce a thriving rural mill town, Minginui remains a slice of '60's suburbia in the middle of a rainforest...a place of free ranging horses .. the road less often travelled leads to here! The Whirinaki forest is magical..a great place to be still and listen to nature. Getting AroundYou will need your own vehicle to get to Minginui and to get to the start of the forest walks and mountain bike trails. There is no bus service here. Other Things to NoteAs you are a distance from the shops, please bring enough food for your stay. We have a small supply of basic groceries should you need to top up your supplies.
                    Bedroom
                    Excellent
                    3 reviews
                    Bedroom
                    • Wifi
                    • Breakfast
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceNgamihi Lodge is a luxury guest house with three x 2 room suites with stunning bathrooms. Guest AccessGuests have half an acre of garden to walk around plus lake access just down the road. There is a wrap around deck with outdoor sofas with a huge umbrella and dining tables if you want to eat outside. On the western deck there is a large outdoor table that seats 10 and a barbecue. Interaction with GuestsLeigh is your host and will be here to help you with things to do and places to go. She will make sure your stay is a wonderful experience. The NeighborhoodThere is a village with about 500 people who live here. Some are holiday homes and others are permanent. It is a very friendly village with lots of beautiful walks around the area. The Lodge is very close to the board walk that takes you across marshlands and farmland around part of the lake. This walk is about 45 minutes and all flat. Getting AroundThere is a convertible VW Beetle which can be hired to get around. There is also a picnic package that we have with the beetle. I have a couple of bikes if you want to cycle round the village and a boat if you want to get out on the lake. Other Things to NoteLeigh has two adorable apricot toy poodles called Toby and Ted. They are very friendly dogs that can be kept in the owners apartment if you dont like dogs.
                    Home/Apartment
                    Good
                    20 reviews
                    4br Home/Apartment
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceLocated on a quiet rural St but close to highway 1 this Atiamuri bach (a bach is NZ speak for a cabin, cottage, beach house or crib) has rural views with a peak of the lake from corner of deck. Our cute little bach offers 3 bedrooms and an outhouse for sleeping of up to 10 people. Guest AccessGuest have access to all areas on the property apart from the garage which will be locked and certain locked cupboards in the house. Interaction with GuestsEssentially we will leave you alone to enjoy the fabulous surroundings. We won't be there while you are but am available at any time to contact during stay.
                    Home/Apartment
                    Excellent
                    114 reviews
                    3br Home/Apartment
                    • Wifi
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceOur cottage is three bedroom home which is completely furnished along with full kitchen facilities for you to cater for yourselves while having a relaxing holiday/break. Bed configuration: 2 x Queen beds, 1 x bunk bed with double bed on the bottom and a single on top and 1 x foldaway single bed (ideally suited for children and teenagers ). There is also a portacot and highchair available. Please request us to set up the foldaway bed or portacot if you need them. We have plenty of parking including parking for a boat. Wheel chair access is very limited due to the age and design of the cottage with no ramp access. Guest AccessYou are welcome to explore the run-off farm area, with the permission of the owners, this is so we can explain any hazards you need to be aware of. Please be aware there are animals at all times of the year and all gates are to be left as you find them. There is an electric fence operating, please treat all fence wires as live. Interaction with GuestsYou are welcome to visit our operating New Zealand Dairy farm , where we live, 5 minutes drive from the cottage. Experience milking, calving (at a certain time of the year) or for just a visit. Please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time. This does depend on access with weather at certain times of the year. The NeighborhoodWaikite Valley is a small rural area with lots of lifestyle blocks, Dairy, Sheep and Beef farms. Come and experience the peaceful rural atmosphere, wonderful views and escape busy day to day life. Waikite Valley is known for its Thermal Pools and rural lifestyle. We are 25 minutes from Rotorua City and 45 minutes from Taupo City. The local Waikite Valley Thermal pools are 500 metres down the road. Our rural 9 hole Golf course (sheep and all) is on our boundary opposite the Hot Pools. Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is a 10 minute drive, visit one of the top 10 wonders of the world. Discount vouchers to the Hot Pools and Waiotapu are available at the cottage. Rainbow Mountain- Walking & Mountain biking tracks 15 minutes drive away Kerosene Creek - Natural swimming hole - 13 minutes drive. Te Aha Ari cycle track - We are on the end of the track that heads back into Rotorua. Getting AroundThere is no public transport in Waikite Valley. And the closest supermarkets are in Rotorua or Taupo. You can purchase bread , milk and a few basics at the local Gull petrol station about 10 minutes away. (This closes at 6pm daily and is located back on Statehighway 5). There are limited street lights and no footpaths, we are in a wonderful rural area. Other Things to NoteThis is a fully operating Dairy cattle grazing block, and we will be tending to our stock daily. There may be machinery in operation during this time. ie motorbike, ute, tractor. While guests are staying we will be as courteous as possible. But again you are more than welcome to come and see what we are up to. Due to having livestock on the property, they do make noise and are very inquisitive animals. Therefore caution is required if you are interacting with them, they can be friendly/unpredictable creatures. We prefer this to happen with us around.
                    Bedroom
                    Bedroom
                    • Wifi
                    • Breakfast
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceBreakfast is included which will be continental or cooked. You choose. An evening meal can be provided at an extra cost. There are 3x 2 room suites plus ensuites. The Kingfisher Suite, the Tui suite and the Fantail Suite .Named after NZ Birds. Guest Access.The guests have half an acre of gardens to walk around with amazing birdlife. There are a flight of stairs up to the entrance. There is a spa and sauna but not open until winter. Interaction with GuestsI am more than happy to talk to you about local walks and things to see in Rotorua. The NeighborhoodThere is a lovely village feel, friendly and welcoming. A board walk just around the corner will take you across marshland and farmland where you can take in the beautiful birdlife and surroundings. This is approximately a 45minute walk. Getting AroundI have a convertible VW Beetle for anyone who wants to rent it or go on my picnic package. Other Things to NoteI have two adorable apricot toy poodles called Ted and Toby who are happy to mingle with the guests or can be left in the owners apartment within the house if you are not a dog lover.
                    Home/Apartment
                    2br Home/Apartment
                    • Wifi
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceComfortable and spacious 2 bedroom cottage in a tranquil rural environment. Large picturesque trees line the driveway on arrival. Guests can relax and walk in the garden amongst oak, walnut, cherry blossom and Himalayan Cedar trees. Plus enjoy all day birdsong from the Tui’s and Bellbirds. The cottage living area gets plenty of morning and afternoon sun and looks out to the garden. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a kettle, toaster, oven, and fridge/freezer. There is a peak of Mount Ruapehu from the kitchen window on a clear day. A Queen bed is in the main bedroom, and there are two single beds in the second bedroom. A washing machine is also available. Guest AccessPrivate and independent from our home nearby. Designed to be self catering - relax and enjoy the privacy & space Other Things to NoteIdeally located to explore Taupo and the surrounding area. 15 minutes north of Taupo en route to Hamilton and Rotorua. Convenient location for an overnight stop when traveling through the North Island.
                    Bedroom
                    Bedroom
                    • Wifi
                    • Parking
                    • Swimming Pool
                    The SpaceOur Farmers head quarters is private and self catered. On our property we have a spa and swimming pool you may use if you wish (if not under maintenance) Guest AccessSpa Pool Swimming Pool (At times these may be out of service due to maintenance) Own private access in and out of room. Interaction with GuestsSam and I often have overseas guests, family and friends around and quite enjoy entertaining. This is our home and both work full time. Sometimes were winding down after a long day, Sam loves riding in the forests and down the hill on his dirt jumps or can be found tinkering in the garage. We also have two wee Shih Tzu x Maltese pups and a giant ginger cat. This lot will want to say hello! Please understand that this is a rural farm property with big gardens and bugs are all around. I get many reviews complaining about bugs. There is bug spray under the sink. The NeighborhoodReporoa is home to Dairy Farming & here we are local to some very special places... Mihi Cafe The Woolshed Tavern Local Convenience Stores Hot & Cold (Natural hot springs) Kerosene Creek (Natural hot creek) Rainbow Mountain (walk and downhill track) Wai O Tapu (mud pools) Waikite Hot Pools Lakes Waikato River Hunting Fishing Mountain Biking 30 min to Rotorua 30 min to Taupo And don't forget bugs! If you can't handle everyday little bugs likes mossies, flies and harmless spiders our farm property is not for you sorry. Getting AroundPublic Transport is not available and you'll need your own transport. Other Things to NoteWe absolutely love Reporoa, it's a very charming lifestyle we lead and we would love to share that with you. We have a cat and 2 dogs. Plus we are surrounded by bugs, roses and pollen. If you are scared of bugs or allergic, please do not book. Our bathroom and kitchen is yet to be fully renovated. Floor covering either tiles or vinyl have not yet been laid. This is a room still needing some minor work. I can't express enough that there are mossies, flies and harmless spiders all around as we are rural and we also have big gardens. There is however bug spray under the sink. And if you need anything please just ask. We're quite busy people and sometimes I might forget to change a light bulb of leave you something needed. I'm only human and more than happy to sort an issue out immediately. It's such a great place to get away from it all, so just relax!
                    Bedroom
                    Bedroom
                    • Wifi
                    • Breakfast
                    • Parking
                    This stunning Lodge sits high on a hill with 360 degree views. The Fantail Suite is on the second floor with views of the lake. It has another bedroom with single beds which can be zipped up to a superking. There is a beautiful ensuite with a shower.